The UIC CCTS is one of 60 medical research institutions working together as a national consortium that are transforming the way biomedical research is conducted. The program enables innovative research teams to speed discovery and advance science aimed at improving our nation's health. The program encourages collaborative teams of diverse investigators to tackle complex health and research challenges and then find ways to turn their discoveries into practical solutions for patients. These teams already are making progress across a broad range of diseases and conditions, such as cancer, diabetes, neurological disorders and heart disease.
The consortium, funded through Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA), shares a common vision to reduce the time it takes for laboratory discoveries to become treatments for patients, and to engage communities in clinical research efforts. It also is fulfilling the critical need to train a new generation of clinical researchers. The CTSA program is led by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), a new center with National Institutes of Health.
For more information on CTSA visit https://www.ctsacentral.org/